“I played at a higher level”…’I lost 13kg’, Ryu is pleased with himself
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) was pleased with the results of his third rehab start.
Ryu made a start against the Toledo BirdHens (Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) on 16 June at Salmon Field in Buffalo, New York, USA.
It was Ryu’s third career start since undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair ligaments in his elbow last year. He faced hitters at the highest level of the minor league system,카지노사이트 Triple-A, and still looked strong.
Over five innings, he threw 66 pitches, allowing three hits (one home run), walking four and striking out five. His four-seam fastball (26 pitches) topped out at 89.8 miles per hour (144.5 km/h). He also mixed in a cutter (15 pitches), changeup (13 pitches) and curve (11 pitches).
Ryu produced meaningful results in his third appearance.ⓒBuffalo Bisons SNS
After Ryu’s rehab appearance, MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported, “Ryu had a great night in Triple-A,” including Toronto reporter Keegan Matheson. He is getting closer and closer to returning to the big leagues,” and gave him a generous applause.
Ryu also spoke about his performance. He told the Toronto Star, “I’m happy to play at a higher level. I was able to focus on more things and do what I needed to do. I’m glad I was able to execute,” he said, adding, “I should have thrown at least 65 pitches. I wanted to get through the hitters as quickly as possible, and I’m satisfied.”
Ryu was satisfied with his pitching.
During the long rehabilitation period, Ryu was even more hard on himself. He lost 30 pounds (about 13.6 kilograms) through a strict regimen of diet and exercise to ensure he was in optimal shape. “If you’re a little lighter, it can help,” he said. I’ve been paying attention to what I’m eating, and it came naturally,” he explained.
Earlier, Ryu had made two rehabilitation appearances with satisfactory results. He pitched three innings of 42 pitches, four hits, no walks and five strikeouts in the Rookie League on the 5th, and four innings of 37 pitches, three hits, no walks and one strikeout in Single-A on the 10th. He pitched another impressive game today, raising expectations for his return to the big leagues.
Ryu took care of his body during his rehabilitation. ⓒSporting News DB